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Custom Ancasta Marine Surprise 58

Sloop from the year 1982 - 16,77m length - in Angus (United Kingdom)

Second hand boat

144.686 €
(VAT included )
 Ancasta Marine Surprise 58

Advertiser's comments

A luxury cruising yacht with spacious accommodation for 4 over two grand cabins. With her pilothouse configuration, SHORAN III is ideally suited to cruising in high latitudes. ** Over 85 further recent photographs available on request **

Described by the agent when in production as ‘Sea going opulence’ its easy to see where the inspiration came from. She would have been the equivalent of a small superyacht at the time of her build.

On deck, she has been designed around short-handed sailing. The current owner's addition of the alloy fabricated pilothouse with secondary internal helm ideally suited to cruising in northern climes. Below decks, she offers sumptuous accommodation for four in two grand cabins at either end of the boat. A huge open plan saloon with two separate seating areas makes her ideal for spending long periods aboard.

Extensively re-fitted during the current ownership she boasts an extensive inventory, highlights including:
• Standing rigging replaced in 2010.
• Electric furling genoa and staysail.
• Hydraulic in-mast furling mainsail.
• Self-tacking staysail system.
• Mermaid Marine Ford Melody II engine fitted new 2005.
• Fisher Panda 6.5kva generator fitted new 2005.
• SidePower hydraulic bowthruster fitted new 2011.
• Dual Raymarine plotter and radar systems.

Constructed using the finest of materials she has worn very well and is now a very attractive proposition for a liveaboard or comfortable high latitude cruiser. 

The current owner has built redundancy into her major systems where possible, she boasts:
• Two independent manual steering systems.
• Two independent autopilot systems.
• Two independent radar systems aboard.
• Twin anchor windlass’s with both anchors self-stowing.


The Ancasta Marine company eventually became the Ancasta Brokerage operation as we know it today. The Ancasta Surprise 58 was designed by Dutchman Pieter Beeldsnijider. The boats were built in Taiwan and imported to the Isle of Wight for finishing and commissioning. Each boat being a semi-custom build to suit the commissioning owners requirement.

At one stage it was proposed a one-design fleet of Surprise 58’s would compete in a ‘race within a race’ as part of the 1985 Whitbread Around The World race. The idea was to offer a low budget alternative to the one-off maxi yachts which dominated the event fleet at that time. Sadly this idea never made it to the start line.
12 examples of the class were built in the early 1980’s. The hull of the Surprise 58 became the base of the Tayana 55 in later years.


‘The version of the Surprise 58 we tested was intended to be easily handled by a small crew and to provide really comfortable accommodation for the owner and his guests. The yacht succeeds impressively on both counts.’
Yachting World – Tested ‘Surprise 58’ December 1983.
The above test was conducted onboard ‘Shoran III’. Full copy of the test review is available upon request.  Specification CONSTRUCTION

• Our understanding is the vessel is exempt from the RCD as she was first placed into use within EEA waters prior to June

Hull Construction:
• Single piece GRP moulded hull.
• Hand consolidated polyester laminate, alternating layers of chopped strand mat & woven rovings.
• Isophthalic gelcoat.
• Laminated longitudinal and athwartships top hat structural members.
• Plywood bulkheads fully lami

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Ref:: 6969553

Features of Custom Ancasta Marine Surprise 58:

Basic data

  • Type: Sloop

  • Year : 1982

  • Length: 16.77 m

  • Location: Angus (United Kingdom)

  • Name: -

  • Flag: United Kingdom

  • Shipyard: Custom

  • Material: Fibreglass


  • Beam: 4.9 m

  • Draft: -

  • Ballast: 8000 Kg

  • Displacement: 22554 Kg


  • Maximum number of passengers: -

  • Cabins: 2

  • Berths: 3

  • Heads: 2

  • Water capacity: 530 L


  • Number of engines: 1

  • Power: 105 HP

  • Fuel capacity: 300 L

  • Motor type : Inboard

  • Fuel type : Diesel

  • Make of the motor: Mermaid Marine Ford Melody II

  • Engine usage (hours): 1244

This Sloop's equipment


Wind speed and direction, Gps, Log speedometer, Depthsounder, Compass, Radio, Radar, Cd player, Navigation center, Plotter, Vhf, Autopilot

Electricity/ Motor Custom Ancasta Marine Surprise 58

Inverter, Shore power inlet, Generator

Deck equipment

Cockpit table, Spray hood, Steering wheel, Teak sidedecks, Solar panel, Electric winch, Teak cockpit, Davits, Swimming ladder

Comfort / Interior

Electric bilge pump, Marine head, Oven, Hot water, Refrigerator, Manual bilge pump, Battery charger, Bow thruster, Heating


Furling mainsail, Spinnaker, Furling genoa


Grabau International (Scotland) deals the details of all boats in good faith but cannot assurance or warrant the accuracy of this information or warranty the quality of any boat and the details do not constitute a part of any contract. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. All boats are offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice. Grabau International (Scotland) provides professional yacht conveyancing and legal transfer of title for all yachts as per the ABYA Code of Practice with all deposit payments and final balance payments processed through secure dedicated client accounts solely for that purpose. Our dedicated client accounts are written in trust at Natwest Bank and we are fully insured.

Information from the shipyard catalogue. This data could vary from the data about the boat on sale published by the advertiser,

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